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Cambridge Rotary Ribfest

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Cambridge Rotary RibfestCambridge Rotary Ribfest

Experience Cambridge Rotary Ribfest in Riverside Park! This volunteer-run event was first held in 2015 and feeds over 30,000 people each year to raise funds for both local and international charities/projects. This three-day event is hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Cambridge Sunrise and Cambridge North.

Ribbers come from all over North America to compete for coveted trophies: “Best Ribs”, “Best Chicken”, “Best Sauce” and “People’s Choice.”  Along with the expected beef and pork ribs, there are also many other tasty food options for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike: chicken, grilled shrimp, salads, coleslaw, baked beans, pizza, corn-on-the-cob, French fries, blooming onions, mini doughnuts, funnel cakes, popcorn, ice cream, sweets, and so much more!

Cambridge Rotary Ribfest offers group picnics for get-togethers either at the park or for pickup. Enjoy a delicious meal of a half rack-of-ribs or a half BBQ chicken.

Besides serving delicious foods, Ribfest boasts a marketplace area with vendors selling a great assortment of goods. Wander through the booths to find items such as clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, sports memorabilia, temporary tattoos – There’s truly something for everyone!

There is live entertainment performed by local and international artists with varied styles including country, rock, and alternative pop. These artists perform original work and/or pay tribute to all-time favourites.

This is a family-friendly event where children can enjoy themselves in the KidZone. Some of the highlights are bouncy castles, clowns, face painting and character visits. Artists also provide live entertainment to captivate and engage children.

In addition to free admission, live entertainment and parking, there is also a shuttle running from designated parking areas to the main entrance of the Ribfest.

49 King St W, Cambridge, ON N3H 1B5

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